there are better than stock brake componets to be had for our TJs. However, I spent 13 years in Germany and know the TUV all to well. Especially when the meister is having a bad day!! Hang it up you will never pass inspection. I suspect though that if you showed up with the vanco big brake kit installed, that would make their day, because they will see that you have installed bigger brakes to help you stop quicker.
For those of you who don't know, the Germans (possibly all of Europe) requires a special paper slip (ABE= auto betriebs erlaubnus) that gets added to your registration just to be allowed to run a part that is not stock to the vehicle. I mean if you even want to put a slightly larger tire on you have to have one of these!
The Black Magic pads aren't allowed here.
I only found EBC Green and Raybestos.
Are the EBC Green pads better than stock?
Would I notice a difference?
BTW the German TUV wouldnt notice other pads during the inspection. But if had an accident and they see that my brake pads weren't allowed I would have a problem with the insurance.
I've many parts on my TJ that aren't allowed and never had a problem. But some parts like brakes have to be ok because they could say that they caused an accident.